Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Delorme, Philibert
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A. Life

Philibert D., also De l'Orme/de Lorme, was a French architect, architectural theorist and military engineer, and an important proponent of a genuinely French Renaissance architecture. Born between June 3 and June 9, 1514, at Lyon, the son of the Lyon master mason (macon juré) Jean D. I, he died in Paris on January 8, 1570. His half-brother was the architect Jean D. II.

Nothing is known of D.'s youth or education. According to his own testimony, he lived at Rome from 1533 in order to advance his studies of architecture and to survey ancient remains [1.131, 197]. He made connection…

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Ruby, Sigrid (Gießen), “Delorme, Philibert”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004828>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20161221



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